THERE WERE STILL some pores showing in the ever brightening finish and so I decided to do one more round of pumacing. (the third) . That means that you put a fresh cloth on a munica, put a bit of alcohol on it and dip it lightly in pumace shaken onto a piece of paper. After carefully clearing the pumace with a few more drops of alcohol, and tapping it on your hand to distibute it, you attack the shiny surface with the fine abrasive. The entire surface is rubbed with the pumace laden munica and the finish is thus "ground" dull filling those pores with the pumace and shellac. Tonight I will restart the normal finishing process with the munica filled with shellac and alcohol lubricated with a tiny drop of olive oil. The first application brings back the shiny surface now hopefully smoother and more pore free than before, therefore more shiny.
below is one of the ukes having just been pumaced. the photo makes it appear kind of shiny but it is really quite dull at this stage.